Employee Relations and Reward Officer

University of the West of England, Bristol - Human Resources

Job overview:

The HR Services Department is seeking to appoint an Employee Relations and Reward Officer on a fixed term basis for 1 year.

You will be a key member of the Employee Relations and Reward team, providing specialist advice and contributing to policy development in the University.

Working as part of a small team, you will support the administration of our formal employee relations meetings, ensuring that employee consultation and engagement is sustained and enhanced. You will assist with researching and communicating reward packages for all staff groups, including senior managers, to ensure that these meet the strategic needs of the university and attract and retain high performing academic and professional staff. You will have a key role in ensuring the ongoing effective administration of such packages and that they are sustained.

You will support the management of the operational elements of the University’s job evaluation processes.

You will assist the team to review, develop and communicate HR policies and procedures and will take responsibility for elements of the less complex policies and procedures.

You will need to ensure that communication channels, including the intranet and SharePoint sites, are used appropriately to communicate with the HR function and with external customers.  You will act as a coordinator for communication activities across the function.

You will need to have excellent organisational skills and be able to demonstrate broad-based administrative experience in a professional or specialist service in a large, complex organisation. A relevant professional qualification or equivalent work based experience in Human Resources, Employee Relations or Reward would be desirable.

You will need excellent IT skills and have demonstrable experience of working with complex database systems and of extracting, analysing and interpreting data to produce reports and presenting information to others. Knowledge of grading (ideally using HAY or HERA) and equal pay issues would be an advantage.

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 27 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.
For an informal discussion please contact Martin Augustus on 0117 32 84364 or email: Martin.Augustus@uwe.ac.uk 

We're a dynamic and modern university proudly responsible for preparing 27,000 students from 140 countries to take their next steps. With strong global and local connections, we offer an inspiring, diverse work environment where you can develop your skills and experience alongside over 3,000 staff members passionate about higher education. 

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK. 

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.
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